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1910)^ - Tree-lined Melrose Avenue, probably in 1910, at Western Avenue. Trees were planted in the early 1880's and felled on the right side in 1922 and on the left side in 1923. This was a favorite street for horse and buggy rides on Sundays.     Historical Notes Melrose Avenue was named by ranch owner E.A. McCarthy after his hometown of Melrose, Mass. The McCarthy Ranch occupied most of area bounded by Western to Wilton and Melrose to Santa Monica Blvd.

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This Is What Hollywood Used To Look Like

Another view of Ceiola Vista, also known as Harper Ranch, c. 1906, the home of disgraced Los Angeles Mayor A.C. Harper, which stood along the present-day site of the Sunset Strip, perhaps just north of Harper Avenue and Sunset Boulevard.

Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks hang the entrance signs for their Pickford-Fairbanks Studios in West Hollywood, which was located at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Formosa Avenue (1922). When United Artists was formed in 1919 by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith, the founders never intended the company to be like a regular Hollywood studio with a lot for film production. Rather, it started solely as a distribution company, whose mission was…

The Los Angeles Motor Car Dealers Association sponsored an April 24, 1958 "You Auto Buy Now!" car sales promotional parade, which progressed along Hollywood Boulevard, Western Avenue and Sunset Boulevard. Described as an all-out assault on the then-current recession, the parade included 55 cars, among them actress Sandra Giles‘s pink fur-covered 1957 Ford Thunderbird (seen above leading the parade) along Hollywood Boulevard.